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PSA: No more buying gift cards with gift cards at best buy soon..


#1 srac84  

Posted 03 May 2018 - 01:43 AM

sorry guys for the bad news but...not sure if this also applies to RZ points eg..using points to buy psn cards etc...apparently this will go into effect soon..

 

 

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#2 .Beowulf  

Posted 03 May 2018 - 01:44 AM

Hello darkness my old friend



#3 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2463 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2018 - 01:45 AM

It would be totally stupid to ban BB GCs from working on PSN, eShop, or Xbox cards.



#4 BryanDGAF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1165 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2018 - 01:48 AM

And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder. One of the 4 beasts saying come and see and i saw

and behold, a white horse



#5 toasterMekong  

toasterMekong

Posted 03 May 2018 - 01:53 AM

Still working in store

#6 Ubiiquitous   I Can't Spell Ubiquitous CAGiversary!   809 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Ubiiquitous

Posted 03 May 2018 - 01:57 AM

What about simply buying any product with the Best Buy gift card and returning the product for a gift card? So, in effect, just incorporating a middle man??


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#7 big raj 8642  

big raj 8642

Posted 03 May 2018 - 02:05 AM

Surprised to see a DoC post here lol.

Btw, 99% chance Xbox, PSN, eShop won't be a part of this restriction. Amazon doesn't allow GC to GC either. Game cards are typically treated as retail products rather than cash converters to other retailers.

#8 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9958 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2018 - 02:07 AM

I'm glad I cashed out most of my points for gift cards last month. I haven't been buying much at BBY lately and it was nice to be able to buy a restaurant gift card with reward points and gift cards when I couldn't find anything else I wanted to get.

#9 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20998 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 02:14 AM

I'm down with OPP, yeah you know me. 



#10 ubiquetous  

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 02:20 PM

And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder. One of the 4 beasts saying come and see and i saw
and behold, a white horse

Pestilence! Oh no!

#11 barlush23   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   307 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2018 - 04:07 PM

I can confirm that this went into effect yesterday (at least in FL). I just tried to buy an iTunes card and was denied by the system.

#12 Timbobway  

Timbobway

Posted 03 May 2018 - 05:34 PM

Oh buggers!



#13 srac84  

Posted 03 May 2018 - 06:41 PM

I can confirm that this went into effect yesterday (at least in FL). I just tried to buy an iTunes card and was denied by the system.


Thanks for confirming so if iTunes doesn’t work maybe psn etc won’t either ?

#14 Pericynthion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   77 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Pericynthion

Posted 03 May 2018 - 08:09 PM

Thanks for confirming so if iTunes doesn’t work maybe psn etc won’t either ?


I tried to buy a digital PSN card from bestbuy.com - took the order then they cancelled it 5 mins later and refunded the gift certs.


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#15 Abeja   CAG with No Title CAGiversary!   3201 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2018 - 01:26 AM

Yep I just tried to buy a Steam gift card and it didnt work. Completely forgot about this until an employee said something.

#16 tomwaits1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   494 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2018 - 09:16 PM

Just tried buying a $10 PSN card in-store with a BB gift card and was denied.



#17 Mighty Beck  

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 12:45 AM

I just used store credit (works like a gift card, entered in the gift card field) on bestbuy.com to buy a $20 Nintendo eShop code. No problems.

#18 randamin  

Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:13 AM

What about simply buying any product with the Best Buy gift card and returning the product for a gift card? So, in effect, just incorporating a middle man??


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Best Buy is one of many retailers that report this behavior to a third party company. Doing this too often may cause them to deny returns in the future not only at Best Buy but other stores that use the same database. Proof

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#19 thesuzukimethod   i am a cracked machine. CAGiversary!   541 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 07:07 PM

I just bought over $100 of PSN credit (online order, digital delivery) with a mix of BBUY gift cards and reward certs.  

 

The catch was it only let me buy one of each denomination per day (50+20 yesterday, 50 today).  But i know it worked, i already spent some of the money on PSN.  :)